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,000 guns. baltimore police have removed that significant number from city streets. investigator mike hellgren breaks down the statistics and what it all means. >> reporter: there has been a barrage of stories about gun violence in this city, involving gangs and drugs and the number of murders this year has already surpassed that of last year. so the mayor and the commissioner really wanted to make note of this gun arrest. >> reporter: this is the 1,000th gun police took off of baltimore city streets this year. they got it in park heights after a man broke into a home with children inside and stashed it behind his sofa. it was significant to city leaders, who held a press conference here on manchester street a few hours later. the commissioner credited a new foot patrol program, which had more than 400 walking the beat last night. >> the horrific moment when someone broke into the house and violated the home. >> the commissioners did notice a recent slight spike in violent crimes. including the number of greenmount avenue corridor, which has quiet
with this. >> there's been a harrowing stang operation going on. a week-long in ocean city, ends with nearly two dozen people being indicted on drug charges. police say 17 people are in custody and six are being sought. they were arrested following a six-week investigation, in which officers made drug by buys. investigators think the rise is due to an ongoing crackdown on prescription drug abuse. >>> the university of maryland's women's basketball coach helped bring the problem of prescription drug shortages to the national spotlight. and now, a prominent local hospital tells maryland lawmakers how the growing problem is impacting their work. wjz is live. derek valcourt explains how a drug shortage nearly affected surgeries at the anne arundel medical center. derek? >> reporter: lawmakersmakers have have been hearing an earful about problems that they are being forced to deal with. >> reporter: as doctors at anne arundel medical center prepared for surgery on a late november weekend, they became concerned about their low supply of a drug need
>>> 1,000 guns, baltimore police have removed that number from city streets. >> what is the next step to cutting violent crime. >>> hello, again. i'm jessica kartalija. >> i'm don scott. >> here's what people are talking about today, the commissioner and mayor announced the milestone at the crime scene last night. just hours later more gunfire rang out in several neighborhoods. wjz is live. mike hellgren break s down the significant statistic and what it means. >> reporter: there's been a lot of stories involving gun violence, gangs and drugs the number of murders that has surpassed that. the mayor and commissioner wanted to make note of this milestone. >> this is the 1000th gun police took off baltimore city streets this year. they got it in park heights after a man broke into a home with children inside. with significance to city leaders who held a conference on manchester street is few hours later. the commissioner credited a new foot patrol program. >> the moment when someone broke into the house and violated their home and it was a good thing our officers were here. >> the
." safeway. ingredients for life. >>> this is wjz tv, wjz hd, and wjz.com, baltimore. en >> from the city to the counties to your neighborhood, now it's complete coverage, it's wjz. maryland's news station. >>> lighting the night. washington monument illuminated in a decade's old tradition. >> thousands gathered to kick off the holidays tonight. >> you better watch out, you better not cry, you better not pout. >>> here's what people are talking about tonight. >> fire works, laser light, music, and food. wjz is live and we have all the holiday cheer. >> reporter: that's right. the monument lighting is one of baltimore's premier community events. this year's ceremony did not disappoint. >> three, two, one! [ cheering and applause ] >> reporter: the mayor joins her fellow baltimoreians to ring in the 2012 holiday season. the 21st annual lighting of the washington monument is a time- honored city tradition featuring a fire works and laser light show. >> have you ever been that close to fire works? >> no. >> was that cool or scary? >> cool and scary at th
city. 34 in oakland. tomorrow, and overnight tonight, clouds begin to move in. there may be a little rain in the afternoon or tomorrow night. low pressure passing to our west. but ahead of it, we'll get milder air. probably back up to 50. and maybe even into the low 50s. and even milder this weekend. but with the risk of some showers coming back. kai? >> bob, thank you. >>> getting into the holiday spirit in maryland tonight. the washington monument in baltimore. will become a bright spot of the season. wjz is live. jessica kartalija has more on the countdown to the flick of a switch. baltimore's washington monument. hi, jess. >> hi, kai. as you can hear, the festivities are already under way here in mount vernon. take a live look from sky eye chopper 13. what a beautiful evening. it always makes baltimore city look like such a beautiful place. a beautiful place as it possibly could be, with such a nice night as this. the music is going. the warm cocoa is flowing. and they have been out and about all day, getting ready for 5,00
cameras in baltimore. city officials admit they found another camera recording inaccurate speeds. wjz is live on cold spring lane. adam may has the latest black eye for the program. >> reporter: no question, this is one of the busiest roads in baltimore. and this camera here has some issues. >> reporter: this speed camera on cold spring lane near falls road has recorded 11,000 speeders. but now, after a handful of challenges, eight tickets have been voided because the camera was recording inaccurate speeds. >> the camera is having some kind of glitch that we're told. but what kind of glitch, i really don't know. >> reporter: the city council, planning to hold hearings on the growing problems. an investigation by our media partner, the baltimore sun, also found problems with at least two other cameras, outraging drivers. >> i think this -- they should just give us all our money back. >> i think it's a money maker. >> how many have they not caught that they have made errors on? >> reporter: in fiscal year 2012, drivers paid more than $19 million in
in oakland. much cooler to the west. still 56 in ocean city. temperatures right now, running about 10 to as much as 22 degrees cooler than yesterday at this time. now, tomorrow, chilly. high pressure over the region. that means it am be -- will be a cool day tomorrow, especially compared to what we've seen the last few days. so don't forget your winter coat tomorrow. >> thank you. time to check in with kristy breslin for our first look at the roads. hi, kristy. >> hi, mary. hi, everyone. well, we do have a lot of accidents out there to deal with. first, loch raven at giddings avenue. also, york road at towson town boulevard. traveling falls road, we have a crash there at ruxton road as well. east 33rd at frisbee street. and as far as delays go, nothing too serious. but top side inner loop, to harford road, average speed with 30 miles purhour. and still slowing on the inner loop as well. from 95 to 70. let's take a live look. as you can see, a bit of congestion there on the west of york road. this traffic report is brought to you by h.h. greg.
was originally arrested for burglary. >>> city police reach a milestone, taking their 1,000th gun of the year off the streets. despite the accomplishment, the bloodshed conditions -- continues. wjz is live at city police headquarters. mike hellgren digs deeper into the challenges ahead. >> reporter: and we're talking about lives here, vic. city police said they will continue to focus on gun crimes and violent offenders. the mayor said it is no cause for celebration. but it is an accomplishment she highlighted. >> reporter: this is the 1,000th gun taken off the streets of baltimore this year. the mayor and commissioner held a press conference, trumpeting the accomplishment at the crime scene. >> we are, again, relentless in our pursuit, to make sure that every neighborhood in our city is a safer neighborhood. and that baltimore becomes one of the safest big cities in the country. >> i wanted to see 1,000 cases solved. >> reporter: daphne alston knows firsthand the impact of gun violence. her son was murdered five years ago. she councils with -- counsels
that discovered inaccuracies with a handful of the city's 83 speed cameras. take this one on cold spring lane. it snapped 11,000 speeders. some tickets had to be voided after the camera reported the wrong speed. the department of transportation said they're work being the company that operates those cameras to conduct a rigorous investigation into the problem. >> the commitment is to have a camera problem with 0% errors. >> the mayor told wjz the cam -- cameras are making speed zones safer. the average speed of drivers is down. how many tickets may be wrong may be impossible to tell. for more drivers it's easier to pay up. >> or you have to spend your entire day fighting it. it's a hassle. they found a way to get some more money out of the people of baltimore. it's a bit of a shame. -- delegate john carden is holding a press conference to talk about the problems and potential solutions. >> reporter: we'll have an update at 5:00 and 6 o'clock. >> thank you. despite the problems the city says it has an error rate of less than one quarter of 1%. >>> hopefully no one was speeding anywhere this mo
will continue to bring you the latest on the victims and the investigation. >>> baltimore city is dealing with another violent attack after a woman allegedly pulls a knife at a middle school. wjz is live at the national academy foundation in east baltimore where this unfolded. investigator mike hellgren details the response. >> reporter: a school employee confronted this woman because she never checked in at the front desk and that's when school administrators say she attacked. the second violent encounter on a baltimore citi campus in a week happened here at national academy foundation. a woman was buzzed into the locked doors of the prep building where middle schoolers attend classes. but administrators say she failed to check in at the front office. they say she was delivering a birthday cake to a relative when a schoolworker challenged her in the hall. she pulled out a knife, cutting the worker's hands and was later arrested. it alarmed a grandmother of a student here who asked wjz not to identify her. >> i feel fearful for my grandson also. now you have to go through a procedure befo
. >> so are you afraid they'll come here to your city? >> of course we're afraid the governor told me if the countries who support al qaeda and the jihadees don't stop the conflict will come here. so far local authorities have kept it at baby supporting violent crackdowns on the slightest sign of anti-regime protests. the strategy worked because government critics in this community were always a vocal but small minority. it's made sway da an island of calm and a refuge. about 10,000 of the almost half a million people displaced inside syria have been offered shelter by the local government. they're housed in a former summer camp about two miles from the center of town. we escaped here, says this grandfather, to keep our children safe. >> we want peace. >> reporter: this young man speaks for everyone when he says all we want is peace. they've got it for the moment. but with the battle now under way all around the town, this small enclave of stability looks very vulnerable. elizabeth palmer, cbs news, sway da. >>> back in this country he says idaho center michael c
, that discovered inaccuracies with a handful of the city's 83 speed cameras. take this speed camera on cold spring lane, near falls road. it's nabbed 11,000 speeders, but some tickets had to be voided after the camera had recorded the wrong speeds. the city department of transportation says they're working with the company that operates these came ras to -- cameras, to conduct a rigorous investigation into the problem. delegate john cardin proposes each county be required to audit their speed camera system for errors. and he wants to hold speed camera contractors responsible. each inneraccurate ticket, he says, should be held a $1,000 fine. >> i don't care who the contractor is. each contractor that shmake sure what they're doing is a legitimate system of monitoring the speed. >> reporter: derek valcourt, wjz eyewitness news. >> city officials say the speed camera program has an error rate of less than one quarter of 1%. >>> time now for a look at traffic. kristy breslin has traffic control. >> reporter: well, we do have a couple of accidents to start
>>> this is wjz tv, wjz hd, and wjz.com, baltimore. >> from the city to the counties to your neighborhood, now it's complete coverage. it's wjz, maryland's news station. >> team tragedy, a cowboys player killed in a car crash. now his teammate booked on serious charges. reactions from the storied franchise. >> good evening everyone. thanks for joining us. i'm adam may. it's another tragedy for the nfl. one player is dead and another facing manslaughter charges. a fatal drunk driving accident. >> skid marks line the texas roadway where police say dallas cowboy josh brent lost control of his car killing a teammate. >> it appears as if he was traveling at a high rate of speed at which time his vehicle touched or impacted the outside curb of the service road causing his vehicle to flip at least one time. >> police say brent was driving drunk when he crashed his 2007 mercedes saturday morning. the lineman is charged with intoxication manslaughter for the death of 25-year-old jerry brown, a member of the team's practice squad. brown was unrespon
survived or lost loved ones in gun violence gathered at city hall. that's how many people mayor michael bloomberg says are killed in shootings each year in the u.s. >> in a democratic society, you have to come together in what the majority of people want. every time there's a poll, the majority want sensible gun restrictions. >> reporter: they're pushing for tighter gun lawns including the type of assault weapon used in the newtown massacre. >> my daughter would have been 19 december 23. >> reporter: nardine's daughter was killed in a drive-by shooting moments after she attended the funeral of another shooting victim. >> it just shouldn't take so much bloodshed. >> reporter: the group joined mayor bloomberg in a new ad campaign pressuring lawmakers to come up with a plan to reduce the number of guns on the streets. >> i demand a plan, and so should you. >> reporter: dozens of people marched against the national rifle association in washington. >> shame on the nra! >> reporter: speaking out for a political action committee, the group says the gun rights group is partly to blame for trage
how gun was discharged. >>> we're following breaking news in northwest baltimore where city police make their thousandth illegal gun arrest this afternoon. they stopped a home invasion in progress. the gun crackdown is a key part of the department's strategy to stop violent crime. increased foot patrols are credited. >> tonight as we've had more than 400 extra police officers walking the streets to make sure we get on top of the slight spike twheaf had in violent crime. >> this tells me we can be a safer city as long as we continue our relentless pursuit of illegal guns. >>> an east baltimore mother is qharnlged in the stabbing death of her son, paris. the little boy was killed in their home this weekend. fits expwrerld has -- charged in the stabbing death of her son, paris. the little boy was killed in their home this weekend. fitzgerald has a stab wound on her never that was self inflict -- that was self-infliblghted. >>> doctors became concerned about their low supply of a drug needed to reverse anesthesia on -- inflicted. >>> doctors became
still working in the city, s rshgssara -- saratoga. there's a look at 95. now, wjz has the stories that people are talking about this morning. here's jessica. >> thank you . >>> the sandy hook elementary shootings have pushed debate over gun control to the forefront of the nation's consciousness. the latest from washington. >> hundreds of protestors marched across the brooklyn bridge asking for new gun control laws. as there were demonstrations outside a gun shop outside washington dc. >> to allow these kind of gun that is have no other murder than to murder, slaughter innocent people and children is insane. >> fear of new gun control laws has made the weapons one of the hottest selling items this christmas. >> definitely stock up and buy things i can't get in the future. 2 weeks ago you could have bought one gun for $1,400 and now it's $2,500. >> the debate over gun control is just as heated here on capitol hill. the nra says it will fight any new restrictions. >> what every mom and dad want when they drop their kid off at school in january is if we have a police officer in that
. >> this is wjz tv, wjz hd, and wjz.com. baltimore. >> from the city to the counties to your neighborhood. now it's complete coverage. it's wjz, maryland's news station. >> good morning. welcome to eyewitness news this sunday. it is 8:01. >> i'm tim williams. it's a rainy start to the day, 50 degrees. but gasoline, some call. take a look out through the camera. it's not the prettiest of days. unfortunately, this is a day you are pretty much dealing with through all. it's not going to improve very much. we did squeak out a very nice day yesterday when the fog cleared. today not so much. what we have is the fog and a lot of cluster. the rain is moving across the region. as you can see, it is pretty much blanketing the area until you get to the lower eastern shore. temperatures are least positive. editors on the mild side. 50 degrees at bwi marshall, 43 in oakland. the order of the day is rain. we may have a break through the afternoon. we do not expect to see a lot of sun. the rain will return before tonight. >> thank you, tim. here's a peop
days, according to an analysis put out today by the reuters news atlantic city. >> axelrod: the nray president will be bob bob schieffer's guest. alone with kay bailey hutchison and democratic senator mark warner of virginia. they'll discuss the future of gun control. moving now to the the weather and a deadly cold snap sweeping across eastern europe. freezing temperatures there have claimed more than 200 lives. ukraine has been hardest hit. it has been snowing there for weeks. at least 80 people have died in crane, most of them homeless. in britain it's the rain. devon in divest england is one of the areas deluged by storms. what about the weather across the u.s. in the next couple of days? the holiday travel season is now under way, and aaa expects more than 93 million americans to be on the move at some point most of them by car. jeff beradelli at our miami station wfor joins us. the next couple of days could affect travelers, could affect shoppers. what kind of weather are we going to see across the country? >> reporter: jirnlg it's nainl good news. it's pretty quiet across most
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a battleground with some of the fiercest fighting the city has seen yet. syrian rebels say they're closing in on the capital street by street. now, within their sights is their biggest target. the damascus international airport, about 12 miles southeast of the city. heavy dom bardment is reported today in the suburbs in the surrounding area. rebel leaders called the airport a legitimate target and gave a stark warning to the regime and outside travelers to avoid it at all costs. fighting near the airport forced the suspension of commercial flights this week. some airlines have already stopped all together. a rebel takeover of the airport would also cut off weapon supplies and allies like iran says andrew tabler of the washington institute near east policy. >> as the country's longest runways, from that location that jets from iran land, carrying a lot of sophisticated weapones, so knocking that location out. taking it over and holding it would allow the rebels to begin their push towards damascus without having the threat of resupply from the iranians. >> reporter: that makes it far too va
you fifteen percent or more. >>> this is wjz tv, wjz hd, and wjz.com. baltimore. >> from the city to the counties to your neighborhood, now it's complete coverage. it's wjz, maryland's news station. >>> saying good-bye, the first funerals for the victims of newtown connecticut's school massacre. >> and then they said her name and i prayed that it wasn't that teacher and it was. >> the grief for those families and the side of the gunman we're seeing for the first time. >>> here's what people are talking about tonight. reality sets this for a connecticut community devastated by the murders of 20 school children and six school employees. wjz has complete coverage of the tragedy. we are in newtown as some of the young victims are laid to rest. we bring you new information about the shooter's past and we talk to school leaders here in maryland. >> reporter: just three days after life in newtown, connecticut came to a terrifying halt, residents have gun the painful process of moving on. monday saw the first two funerals for last friday's mass shooting at sandy hook 6-year- old noah and
that rebels surround the city of damascus which has been an assad stronghold. secretary of state hillary clinton says that bash ar al assad is assad-of- could use chemical weapons to hold on to power and told cbs news, not clear she can negotiate an exit pnd tends to recognize the syrian opposition as the representative of the syrian people next week. that could start to pave the way for them to create a new government. >> very interesting. margaret brennan, thank you noor. >>> in washington this morning, just 26 days left before the fiscal cliff deadline. president obama spoke on the phone with house speaker john boehner on wednesday while his treasury secretary said the white house is, in fact, ready to go straight over the fiscal cliff. major garrett is at the white house. major, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, norah and charlie. later on this afternoon the president will travel across the potomac river to northern virginia to meet a middle-class family to make the self-evident point if the there is a deal and taxes are raised by about $2,000 they'll be
for the shooting. >>> baltimore city firefighters spread some holiday cheer to sick children at the ronald mcdonald house. some had the chance to use the fire hose. the firefighters have been visiting for the past 7 years. >>> with the holidays here, wjz is asking for your help as we deck the halls. show us photos of your holiday decorations. e-mail us, then look for them here and as part of a big slide show on wjz.com. >>> turning now to sports and monday night football, the tennessee titans knocked the new york jets out of playoff consideration. second quarter ie tans chris johnson went 94 yards for the longest touchdown run in the nfl since 2006. 3rd quarter titans jack locker takes the ball and goes in for the game winning touchdown. the titans win 14-10, ending the jets playoff hopes. >> ending the career of mark sanchez and rex ryan. well, we'll see how it works. >>> you inspire me. >> why? >> because my eyes were not accepting my contact lenses this morning. every once in a while -- it's interesting. your eye doesn't have a lot of feeling to it. it's lying -- like touching your wrist. every
the temperature at bwi marshall, 23 in oakland, 30 in elkton, 28 down in ocean city. we will eventually get up into the 40s today with sunshine and blue skies with less wind than yesterday. temperature today up around 46 degrees. we'll have the complete first warning forecast coming up and your ravens forecast in just a few moments. >> thank you, tim. >>> first here's what people are talking about this morning, saying good-bye, the final victims of the sandy hook school shooting are laid to rest this weekend. the entire nation is coming together to grieve for the children. and one of them has a very special connection to maryland. rochelle ritchie explains. >>reporter: josephine gay's angelic face, bright smile and innocence is now being remembered here in baltimore and newtown, connecticut. >> we want a moment of silence to remember these victims. >>reporter: she was one of 20 children fatally shot december 14th at sandy hook elementary school, a school shooting that rocked the nation. [ sirens ] >> they would be taken away from their mother. >>report
an individual candidate's performance. >> woodruff: from boston, hari sreenivasan reports on a city- wide effort to keep kids engaged in education through meaningful work experiences. >> we're starting at the very early ages to try to help young people speak. that is a direct relationship to being successful in school and being successful in your life >> woodruff: and we close out 2012 with two takes on history, first, a look at the emancipation proclamation on the eve of the 150th anniversary of president lincoln's action to end slavery and the civil war. >> woodruff: plus michael beschloss and richard norton smith talk about potential historical turning points of the past year. that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by
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if they need help. >> davis is being held without bail. >>> and a memorial service in kansas city for javon belcher, the football player who committed suicide on saturday after killing his girlfriend. the chiefs had an early practice wednesday so his teammates could pay their last respects. they say they wanted to remember him as a man, not a killer. >> you've got to try to deal with it however you deal with it and grieve, you know, the best way for the individual. and i think the best way for us as a team is to get closure and move on and find some way to focus on football. >> belcher shot 22-year-old kasandra perkins. her funeral will be tomorrow in texas. their 3-month-old daughter will get more than $1 million from the nfl collective bargaining agreement. we'll take a quick break on a thurps morning. >> when we come back cutting breast cancer deaths. how a long term use of a drug can have benefits for patients. this is the "cbs morning news." news." [ male announcer ] sponges take your mark. [ female announcer ] one drop of ultra dawn has twice the everyday grease cle
city campus in a week happened here at national academy foundation. a woman was buzzed into the locked doors of the prep building where milling schoolers attend classes. administrators say she failed to check in at the front office. they say she was delivering a birthday cake to a relative when a schoolworker challenged her in the hall. she pulled out a knife, cutting the worker's hands and was later arrested. it alarmed a grandmother of a student here who asked wjz not to identify her. >> i feel fearful for my grandson also. now you have to go through a procedure before he could come out. and i think it's good. >> reporter: she is concerned about outsiders gaining access to classrooms following the shooting in connecticut. >> there is no explaining it away. it's just -- it's awful. it's gut wrenching. >> reporter: school officials would not say why the person was originally buzzed in through the door and how it all escalated into a weapon being pulled. it follows an attack on a 7th grader at calverton middle school last week who said adults, including another parent, allowed on campus
out of the city to avoid crime and realized that no place is immune to crime. >> life goes on, you have to do what you have to do. if you are religious, you pray and do what you can't to stay safe. >> reporter: some of the neighbors in this irarea are wondering if the man who was shot was the same man they had been seen loitering around the area gas station. they say he appears to be mentally unstable. live in the penn hills area, derrick, belcore "wjz" "eyewitness news" >> thank you, derrick. the police have not identified the police officer involved in it. he is on routine leave pending the outcome of the investigation >> police say a person was dead when they were pulled from the water at the world trade center this morning. the medical exaim am inner is working to determine the identity and cause of death. >>> a former oriole discovered dead inside of his home. he died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. the 36-year-old who played nine games back in 2009 was acquired from the reds as a trade. he retired in 2009 and most recently wo
>>> this is wjz tv, wjz hd and wjz.com. baltimore. >> from the city, to the counties, to your neighborhood, now it's complete coverage. it's wjz, maryland's news station. >>> tragedy in newtown, a final good-bye said as the last of the young victims are laid to rest. one has roots right here in baltimore. i'm adam may. today marked the final day of funerals of the victims of the sandy hook elementary school. a young girl was laid to rest with a special connection with maryland. rochelle ritchie has more on the story. >> reporter: her name was josephine jay. he was 7 years old and loved the ravens. her funeral was this afternoon in newton and a vigil was held in her honor. her bright senile and innocence is being remembered here in baltimore and newtown, connecticut. where she was laid to rest this afternoon. >> may we have a moment of silence to remember these victims. >> reporter: she was one of 20 children fatally shot at sandy hook elementary school, a school shooting that rocked the nation. >> they're just babies, they shouldn't be
. >> the tells me that we can be a safer city saz long as we continue our relentless pursuit of guns. >> violent crime down 5%, gun crime down 9%. >>> a woman is behind bars in the fatal stabbing of her 2-year-old child. nicole fitzgerald has been charged with murder and child abuse of her son sars. she has a large knife wound on her neck that was self-inflicted. >>> a man kill in a fire in baltimore county. the blaze broke out just after midnight at a home on sweet air road in jacksonville. an elderly man was founded inside. -- was found inside. his identity is not being released. two firefighters got injury fighting the blaze. >>> the university of maryland's women's basketball coach helped bring the drug shortage crisis to a national spotlight. the problem has put surgeries at ann arundel medical center in jeopardy. >> as doctors at a. medical center prepared for surgeries on a late november weekend they became concerned about their low supply of a drug needed to reverse anesthesia for patients after surgery. supply was so low doctors considered cancellation. >> it's an example of how hospita
fraud. official results are due tomorrow. >> a syrian government air strike in a town near the city of homa has reportedly killed dozens. amateur video appears to show the aftermath of the attack which struck a bakery where people were lining up for their first bread in days. in damascus meanwhile u.n. peace envoy brahimi arrived today for more talks with president assad. in his attempt to remain in power, assad has cultivated the sport of minority groups within his ethically divided country. elizabeth palmer saw that policy at work during a recent visit to the southern town of swada. >> reporter: -- engulfing syria over the past months from one end of the country to the other. but so far it barely touched this town in southern syria near the border with jordan. the people who live here are a religious group that has allied itself with president assad. >> good afternoon. >> when we arrived it in town to meet the governor syrian state media was waiting for us. the regime is anxious to showcase this community full of official supporters willing to reinforce the party line, that the vi
three mexican states. >> reporter: in 1985 an earthquake hit mexico city burying some of his family members in the cubled wreckage. domingo canceled his schedule and rushed to the scene. >> they are doing everything they can and i realize it has to be very slow in order to save lives but i wish that they could do something faster. >> reporter: his parents were unhurt but four other relatives-- including a young child-- died in the ruins. >> after six days we find them. so that was a horrible horrible thing. i >> you don't know what you want for christmas yet? >> i want a dog but my mom won't let me. >> reporter: these days this is placido domingo's favorite audience. >> power rangers. >> reporter: you know power rangers. >> yes, of course! >> reporter: his grandchildren have prompted interesting career moves. i'm impressed you know these career moves. >> i have to do something for them. i did "beverly hills chihuahua." >> say hello to my little friends. >> yup that's him. >> please call me monkey. ♪ i did it ♪ >> reporter: he was also the voice of an evil wizard in a recent "dor
on for a while because it has troops in the city. it has ammunition and supplies and so on but it means the city will fall. it cannot stand alone. >> reporter: u.s. intelligence does not believe damascus is likely to fall right away, but white had an estimate. >> you can feel it. you can sense it. it looks like the regime's being defeated not tomorrow maybe, but not too far off, i think. >> reporter: can you put a time frame on it? >> i'm thinking in the next couple of months. >> reporter: the syrian government has vowed not to use chemical weapons against its own people but it regards the opposition as foreign terrorists. >> pelley: david, thank you. those so-called foreterrorists are actually the syrian people who rose up against the 41-year-old assad family dictatorship. it's estimated 40,000 people have been killed, mostly civilians. one reason assad has held on-- he's had the support of russia but that may be changing. in ireland today, secretary of state hillary clinton, met with the russian foreign minister. it happened at a meeting of the organization for security and cooperation in euro
homicides in 2012, 100 less than in the previous year. one man knows a lot about that subject, new york city's deputy police commissioner, paul brown who joins us live right now. mr. brown, congratulations. how have you done it? >> thank you mainly through 35,000 men and women in uniform but particularly through something called operation at attack where we send as many uniformed police officers as possible into areas where we have seen spikes and violence particularly shootings. >> that sounds almost like a back to basics campaign. why was the decision taken to go in that direction? >> well, it started with mayor bloomberg and commissioner kelly coming into the office right after 9/11 with a deep downturn in the economy, less tax revenue. we lost 6000 police officers through attrition, we have 6000 fewer now than we had then. that forced us to take a look at how we deploy officers into the city. instead of dividing them up as we usually did into 76 precincts, we focused better on defining exactly where the most violent crimes were happening and putting the biggest number of officers there,
? >> on the second day where they had shut down indiagate which is the central city landmark of india, that happened on a sunday, it did have the effect of creating a cat and mouse, a game between the police. the protestors were extremely angry for example that no one from the government had come out to address them on the saturday when they had been tear gassed and water canonned as they approached the president's residence. sos there a sense of a government that was tone deaf and wasn't hearing the people. and that just made them more enraged. so in many ways it was an invitation for them to come back. so yes, the crackdown not only angered people but i think generated a lot of heat, that said on sunday which were the especially violent, especially violent protests, the numbers were a lot fewer. >> suarez: well, you talk about tone deaf politicians have the nation's leaders heard the protestors now. are they responding in a different way? >> well they're trying. the government has responded with what many governments often respond to in crisis management situation commissions and inquiry emotions
>>> this is wjz tv, wjz hd and wjz.com baltimore. >> from the city, to the counties to your neighborhood. now it's complete coverage. it's wjz, maryland's news station. >>> back to school, children this newtown return to class as funerals continue for those killed in the sandy massacre. >> here's what people are talking about. classes resumed today for most students in newtown connecticut for the first time since friday's massacre. all schools reopened except for sandy hook elementary. complete coverage begins with randall pinkston reporting for wjz. >>> a bus carrying students drove up to the high school in newtown connecticut as a grief stricken town to tried to get back to some sort of routine. the bus had a ribbon on it. police were on hand to make sure everything ran smoothly. >> i wouldn't send my children to school if i had the choice rite right now. i wouldn't. >> i think it's important that the children do go back to school. >> all schools except sandy hook elementary are open. the scene of the massacre will remain closed for months. when those children go back they
, we're at 44 in ocean city, 39 in hagerstown, 40s down to the south, 40 westminster. a lot of reporting stations west of town about 39, 38 degrees as well as southwest pennsylvania. we've got some southwest winds now which means still going to be on the mild side tomorrow, well above our normal. our normals are only in the low to mid-40s. 59 this afternoon for a brief period. it was 59 at the airport. 41, that's the current hoe for the day. 27 is the normal low. the record 72. and 7. 1919. >>> we have snow not too far from chicago. southern wisconsin, another batch in the dakotas, storm developing in the southern rockies. move that towards say kansas, minnesota and the great lakes. could be blizzard warnings for wisconsin, upper michigan, portions of northern iowa, later in the week as cold air comes in behind that, a lot of warm moist air from the gulf of mexico, could be severe weather down here. for us, that storm had pass to our west. it will eventually bring us colder conditions but until then mild air and rain here on thursday. right now, a few snow showers popping up
shot last night in west baltimore has died and city police are searching for a suspect. an officer heard shots fired. they found a 32-year-old man suffering from a gun shot wound. it appears he was outside when he was approached by two unknown suspects. the man's family is being notified. >>> a fast moving fire in baltimore county leaves a family of 6 without a home. a quick thinking neighbor may have saved lives. >> here's what it sounds like when firefighters must evacuate this burning home. that horn confirmed what bystanders feared. this fire was dangerous, big and getting worse. >> there was a call for a may day but that was a mistake. just in the rear of the building. nobody knew where he was. everything is okay. >> two kids 13 and 9 were home alone watching tv. the neighbor was out walking his dogs. >> two kids come running out and said a fire. and i went around and tried to go back in and get the cat and i told them no. >> smoke turned to fire, ed may have saved their lives. not even five minutes. it was quick. almost like it exploded. >> the girlfriend who lives here tells
. >>> baltimore city firefighters spread holiday cheer to sick children at the ronald mcdonald house. firefighters presented t-shirts and toys to more than 40 children. the firefighters have been visiting for the past 7 years. >>> stay with wjz 13, maryland's news station. up jeks,,,, sfx- "sounds of african drum and flute" look who's back. again? it's embarrassing it's embarrassing! we can see you carl. we can totally see you. come on you're better than this...all that prowling around. yeah, you're the king of the jungle. have you thought about going vegan carl? hahaha!! you know folks who save hundreds of dollars by switching to geico sure are happy. how happy are they jimmy? happier than antelope with night-vision goggles. nice! get happy. get geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more. >>> i think i'm like people, officially in the northeast, thinking about the shooting up in connecticut. then you come out and see these beautiful christmas lights. and i don't know -- i think they're more beautiful this year than they've ever been, and it makes me so sad because they're kids
. >> reporter: richard paul evans went from that salt lake city house to this one all because of a little tale he wrote for his daughters. you didn't think okay, i want to sell this and people are going to buy this and everyone will fall in love with this book. >> the idea of being a novelist is really romantic but it's kind of the same as being a president of the united states. it's like it's not going to happen. >> reporter: but it did happen for rick evans. you may remember the christmas box, a mega hit 20 years ago. so this is the original little book that you published. evans first printed only 20 copies of the book but in the days before the internet took off, friends started passing dog-eared copies around. and bookstores started asking for it. >> at that point i thought, you know maybe i should send this to publishers. they all quickly rejected the book. >> reporter: so evans self-published. only after his book hit the best seller list, did a major publisher buy it for a reported $4 million. so in a way he became a godfather to a whole new generation of authors who are writing the next
will see their tax goes up, if we don't do something about this. for many families, not only in my city, but across our state, a couple of thousands dollars could be the difference between making that mortgage payment being able to afford food and making critical investments during every month. the desire for washington to figure this out and not to cause more harm, like they did during the last debt ceiling debate is absolutely krusk. this is not time for the republicans to hold the country hostage again, really at this point, holding it hostage to protect a couple of percent of our population. >> schieffer: well, i mean, the democrats -- there's got to be some give in there from democrats as well? >> i think you're absolutely right. something frightening to me mee which the two gentlemen mentioned. i have seen health care costs mushroom in this country and have seen the impact on the community like mine. it is projected to go to 20% of g.d.p. we have to do things controlling these costs, or forget event next 10, 20 years we'll see america's global economic decline. they're absolutely
over the weekend to arm its school police. and in los angeles, each of the city's 10,000 police officers will stop by at least one school a day when classes resume next month. >> all we want to do is create a this perfect, safe bubble for our children. >> reporter: newtown, connecticut, proved that perfect bubble doesn't exist but, scott, according to the national school safety center kids are one hundred times more likely to be assaulted outside of school than inside one. >> pelley: mark, thank you. the unprecedented loss of young lives brought new calls for stricter gun laws. at a prayer service in connecticut last night the president said this. >> in the coming weeks i'll use whatever power this office holds to engage my fellow citizens from law enforcement, the mental health professionals to parents and educators in an effort aimed at preventing more tragedies like this. >> pelley: the white house said today the president would propose legislation but didn't say what. one advocate for gun rights-- democratic senator joe minute chin of west virginia-- said it's time for what
of families worked in the dockyard it was a town within a city with its own schools a church, shops, a fire station, and, most important of all factories that could take on virtually any kind of engineering work. the dockyard's fortunes have risen and sometimes fallen with those of the navy and although the last warship was built here in 1967 the historic dockyard keeps its close association with the royal navy. our venue for the roadshow is boathouse no. 7 where some of the smaller vessels in the navy have been built and restored. now it's a museum and very much part of the heritage center. there are lots of familiar faces among our experts today. you'll recognise david battie and henry sandon on the pottery and porcelain tables. looking out for interesting oils and watercolours, we have peter nahum and mark poltimore. our expert on books, letters and documents is clive farahar. covering a wide variety of collectables, we have victorian leatham. so let's now join our experts with the people of portsmouth. it's a wonderful name, this john bull emery
progress through the day we will see it over spread the state. from the city northwest, sleet, snow, rain start. with everything light before changing to rain. south and east of the city this will be just rain. everything will be light. this is not a big storm system. doesn't have lot of moisture. then that gets out of here, as another one moves in. this next one is a different story. coming from the south. up the coast. wednesday and thursday. it has more moisture, energy and a better chance of bringing rain and snow to the state. mix line up over maryland. nor significant snow -- more significant snow to the northwest. next weekend, yet another storm system saturday and sunday. on the waters tomorrow, winds 5- 10 nots. damp afternoon. moggy also -- foggy also. tonight 30 degrees. clouds come in. tomorrow the storm arrives. we could see a wintery mix, changing to a rain mix. wednesday and thursday a bigger storm system. rain snow mix is possible. saturday into sunday another one that will bring colder air. early out look, adam, the new year's e
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